1980 Barbra Streisand – Woman In Love (US:#1 UK:#1)

“Woman in Love” is a song performed by Barbra Streisand and taken from her 1980 album, Guilty. The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who received the 1980 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. It is her fourth of four Platinum records, and is considered her greatest international hit.

After the success enjoyed by the Bee Gees in the late 1970s, the band was asked to participate in musical endeavors for other artists, and Streisand asked Barry Gibb to write an album for her. This album ultimately became Guilty. “Woman in Love”, as the lead single, became one of the most successful songs of Streisand’s music career. It reached the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Streisand’s fifth (and last to date) number one hit on that chart. It notably replaced Queen’s mega smash hit “Another One Bites the Dust”, spent three weeks at number one, and was itself replaced by “Lady” by country singer Kenny Rogers. It also spent five weeks atop the adult contemporary chart, her sixth number one on that tally. The song also proved very popular internationally, reaching number one in many countries, including in the UK Singles Chart. The song sold more than 2.5 millions till December 1981, according to Billboard. The lyrics refer to Streisand’s eternal devotion to her lover. No matter the obstacles they face, they will always be in love with one another.

Album

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Musicians

Bass Harold Cowart
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Pete Carr
Acoustic Guitar Barry Gibb
Piano Richard Tee
Percussion Joe Lala
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews

Produced By

Barry Gibb
Albhy Galuten
Karl Richardson

Songwriters

Barry Gibb
Robin Gibb

Charts

US:#1
UK:#1